Dirtcult Records–News

A few more pre-orders: NEW SWEARS – Junkfood Forever, Bedtime Whatever LP and Bank Pages – No Reception 7″

Just got word that two new records will be shipping to me next week and thought I’d go ahead and put them up for preorder.

NEW SWEARS – JUNKFOOD FOREVER, BEDTIME WHATEVER LP

Ottawa’s original party animals are back with their  second full length LP; Junkfood Forever, Bedtime Whatever! The band has been said to sound like “Mean Jeans partying with the Black Lips,” and that description continues to be pretty spot on. However, this time around, in addition to the revved up; surf tinged; catchy as hell garage rock, the band experiments with country (“Sweet Donna”), riffy space rock (“Cool Aid”), and indie pop (“No Fun”). But don’t mistake that experimentation for the band beginning to take themselves too seriously. This album is chalk full of carefree energy, and it’s coming out right in time to be the soundtrack to a truly epic summer. Comes with a download code
Buy a physical copy (limited to 100 mixed/400 black) here
Stream/download here

BLANK PAGES – NO RECEPTION 7″

Blank Pages are from Berlin, Germany and play dark melodic punk that sounds a bit like The Marked Men covering the Wipers. This single includes two killer songs recording in Portland, OR while embarking on their first (and, sadly, last) US tour, that are the perfect follow up to a their self-titled LP we released last year.  The band just completed a European tour and announced that they are breaking up. And while this is unfortunately, we’re happy to have had the opportunity to bring the majority of their catalog to the US. Members of Modern Pets and Life Fucker. Comes with a download code.
Buy a physical copy (limited to 100 mixed/200 black) here
Stream/download here

Coming up next: Canadian Rifle 7″ and Earth Girls 7″

posted by chrismason in Fun Stuff and have Comments Off

der Faden (ex-Statues) – Best Guess b/w Filaments pre-order

Several years ago I sent Rob from Statues (Deranged Records) an unsolicited e-mail praising his band and essentially begging him to allow me to put out a record. A few months later, I had the pleasure of meeting Rob in Ottawa, Canada while on tour with my band Low Culture, and had the bittersweet experience of watching Statues play their last ever show. Rob apologized and explains that the band would obviously not have any new material for a Dirt Cult release. A few years later, I met up with Rob again and he briefly told me about a new band he had started with his fiancé Sarah (The Johnnies) and he would send me the tracks. A few weeks later, he sent me the two songs that appear on this 7” – and the rest is history as they say.
der Faden plays powerful and catchy power pop, and these two songs are frankly either 1) better than anything Statues has ever done (which is saying a lot!) or 2) the best thing Rob has done since Statues fantastic “New People Make Me Nervous” LP. What can we say? We’re super excited about this 7” and hope that the world enjoys it as much as we do.
This record should be shipping any day now – we have records. Just waiting on covers.
Buy a physical copy Red – limited to 100/black) here
Stream/buy a digital copy here
posted by chrismason in Fun Stuff and have Comments Off

VVHILE – More LP

VVHILE – More LP – Shipping now direct. Available in stores on at the end of May.

VVhile is duo from Belgrade, Serbia formed in May, 2011. The band is Stevan Cirovic on drums and vocals and Andrija Spicanovic on guitar and vocals.

The band plays atmospheric, psychedelic, and shoegazey rock reminiscent of early Ride or My Bloody Valentine, all the while remaining rooted in their hardcore pasts.
Following the Dirt Cult release of their debut 7″, we jumped at the chance to be a part of releasing their debut LP in North America.
All copies on translucent yellow and come with a download code

Stream it here

Buy it here

posted by chrismason in Fun Stuff and have Comments Off

Bad Future – Night Church Cassette + Catholic Guilt/Bad Future tour

Surprise! We’ve just released a limited cassette from Bad Future for their tour (happening now! See dates below) with Catholic Guilt!

Bad Future – Night Church tape

Bad Future play driving, grimey punk that’s pretty difficult to describe. The best I can do is say imagine Jawbreaker taking a stab at Amphetamine Reptile style post-punk. But regardless of how you wanna codify things, this Seattle band is great – playing amped up, urgent punk rock. Limited to 200 copies. Comes with a download code.

Buy your copy here

Listen here

Catholic Guilt/Bad Future tour!

Thurs, April 2 – Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Lindseys, Convictions
https://www.facebook.com/events/208100366027403/

Fri, April 3 – Portland, OR @ Blackwater w/ The Estranged, Vivid Sekt
https://www.facebook.com/events/408613502632360/

Sat, April – 4 Ashland, OR (house show)
https://www.facebook.com/events/833497583352880/

Sun, April 5 – Reno, NV @ TBA

Mon, April 6 – Oakland, CA @ Dead Rat Beach w/ Silent Era
https://www.facebook.com/events/1384929325161033/

Tues, April 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Space Fourty-Two w/ Nasa Space Universe, Doses
https://www.facebook.com/events/795829443842036/

Weds, April 8 – Las Vegas, NV HellPop! in the Arts Factory

Thurs, April – 9 Flagstaff, AZ @ Mia’s lounge 26 S San Francisco st. w/ Custody battle,
https://www.facebook.com/events/874896405909597/

Fri, April 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Third Space w/ Man Hands
https://www.facebook.com/events/749194138527711/

Sat, April 11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Raptor House w/ Weed Rat, Little Brain, Rudest Priest
https://www.facebook.com/events/573671879434891/

Sun, April – 12 El Paso, TX @ Lovesprout w/ So Stressed, Takanakuy, Extremity
https://www.facebook.com/events/881161958573220/

Mon, April – 13 Houston, TX @ Notsouh w/ Muhammadali and Johnwayneisdead
https://www.facebook.com/events/975471769132022/

Tues, April 14 – Austin, TX @ Beerland w/ Nervous Energy, Leche
https://www.facebook.com/events/846534208746989/

Weds, April 15 – Denton, TX @ J&Js Pizza w/ TBD, Hanging
https://www.facebook.com/events/891994267489780/

Thurs, April 16 – Las Cruces, NM @ Haphazard Hall (1151 W Picacho) w/ Pris, Star Eater
https://www.facebook.com/events/1588385748043869/

Fri, April 17 – Tucson, AZ @ House Show w/ Junkie Vomit

Sat, April 18 – San Diego, CA

Sun, April 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Cafe Nela w/ Rough Kids, Oxidizer
https://www.facebook.com/events/395398487288095/

Mon, April 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Mill Bar w/ Provos
https://www.facebook.com/events/603595659770968/

Tues, April 21 – Portland, OR @ The Know w/ The Stops

Weds, April 22 – Seattle, WA @ Narwhal w/ Youth Avoiders, Dry Heaves
https://www.facebook.com/events/1406658826298836/

posted by chrismason in Fun Stuff and have Comments Off

Big Dick – Disappointment LP out now plus stream!

Hey everyone,

Since we got the records well in advance of the actual Feb 24th release date, we’ve decided we’re gonna go ahead and put up Big Dick – Disappointment LP for sale via mailorder only.

Here’s some info about the record:
Big Dick return with their second LP! The band is a duo featuring drums, bass, and dueling vocals from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Named after a NOMEANSNO song, Big Dick has cultivated a sound that borders on progressive punk and post-hardcore, while also gravitating towards both the melodic and absurdly heavy. This is a band equally at ease with their penchant for 90’s era Canadian indie rock as they are with the punk, hardcore, and noise rock bands of the last three decades – the result being a memorable listening experience that breaks down traditional sub-genre party lines . Disappointment serves as an anthemic celebration of failure and inquietude for fans of Death from Above, Japandroids, and just good music.

Blue vinyl (limited to 100) can be purchased here
Black vinyl can be purchased here

Stream the record via punknews.org here

posted by chrismason in Fun Stuff and have Comments Off

Brooklyn Vegan Premiers Big Dick “Crawl”

Check out another song streaming from Big Dick’s upcoming “Disappointment” LP. The record will be available on February 24th. Stream the song here

posted by chrismason in Fun Stuff and have Comments Off

Exclaim Premiere of Big Dick “Let Down”

We’re excited to announce that Big Dick’s second LP “Disappointment” will be out on Dirt Cult Records on Feb 24th. You can stream the first song “Let Down” here:

http://exclaim.ca/Music/article/big_dick-let_down

Enjoy!

posted by chrismason in Fun Stuff and have Comments Off

Dirt Cult 2014 Sampler

It’s the end of another year, and it was a great one for Dirt Cult!

Check out a sampler of songs from every release this year on our Bandcamp here

And in 2015, look for releases from Iron Chic, Low Culture, Hysterese, Crow Bait, Earth Girls, Big Dick, Der Faden, Canadian Rifle, Blank Pages, and more!

posted by chrismason in Fun Stuff and have Comments Off

V/A – Todd is my Co-Pilot

A few years ago my friend Walker and I got drunk and discussed curating a Todd C cover comp where we would ask bands to cover songs from any of his many bands. We actually started asking bands that night. The next morning I woke up a little hungover and remembered that coordinating comps is about the least fun thing in the entire world and shooting for a release date for a few months after we hatched the idea was a pretty ridiculous idea.
And hey! A bunch of awesome people sent us tracks that I’ve been sitting on for way too long. And the other day when I saw Toys that Kill pay an awesome set here in PDX I thought now would be as good of time as any to share these awesome covers with you. A little X-Mas present from Dirt Cult to you…
Download it here
Oh and hey, more delays at the plant with Iron Chic/Low Culture, Hysterese, and Crow Bait. I’m not expecting all of these to ship to me the second week of January. Ugh. Sorry.
posted by chrismason in Fun Stuff and have Comments Off

Catholic Guilt – Catholic Guilt LP out now!

Catholic Guilt are from Austria, and they play dark, dense, and discordant hardcore punk that fans of classic 80′s hardcore like Poison Idea, Die Kreuzen, and Articles of Faith as well as more recent bands like Sickoids. An all around great record, that we’re eager to share with you.

Stream/download here

Get YELLOW vinyl here

Get BLACK vinyl here

posted by chrismason in Fun Stuff and have Comments Off